On Friday, Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman appeared on the "Martin Bashir Show" on MSNBC in an effort to defend the racist overtones demonstrated in front of the White House on Last week. Klayman described the analogies of President Obama "not serving we the people but serving his people," as being simply metaphors. Showing no sense of decency in regards to his rhetoric, the Tea Party activist referred to Mitch McConnell as being a political whore for betraying some mythical conservative values by negotiating with Harry Reid to end the government shutdown.
In the interview with Martin Bashir, Klayman made reference to an article he had posted in the "World Net Daily" which was available for viewing at the time he plugged the article. After scrutinizing the ultra-conservative web site for some indication as to when stated facts (or lies in the case of Klayman), could intelligently be described as mere metaphors, I found no such reference to any change in the English language that would explain how direct accusations of a person's character could be later described as being metaphoric.
The article by Klayman mentioned an upcoming event in Nov. 2013:
I thus call upon all patriots whose legitimate grievances have been trashed by the sovereign, of all political stripes and colors, to join us to Occupy Washington on Nov. 19, 2013. See www.freedomwatchusa.org.
The demonstration in front of the White House on last week was one of the most despicable displays of racial hatred only parallel to a lynch mob in the 1800's. Klyman demanded that the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania do a few specific things, non of which can be construed as a metaphor.
“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come up with his hands out.”
If we are to believe the Tea Party activist lawyer from Florida that the above quote was a metaphor, the only indication of this would be the line about, "figuratively come up with his hands out." That quote makes about as much sense as Sen.Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sarah Palin and a so-called veteran waving a Confederate flag in front of the first African-American president's residence. Was it a metaphor when they picked up the barricades put in place due to the shutdown that Ted Cruz orchestrated and threw them against the White House fence?
The answer would have to be "No" to the above question. Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz nor the Confederate flag waving veteran doesn't hate the White House nor the Office of the President. That's evidenced by the relentless desire they have to occupy that office. But to describe overt racism as a metaphor is beyond the pale. Or, perhaps it's just the latest talking point just thrown up against the wall to see if it will stick.